Underground Hip-Hop Linchpin MF DOOM and accomplished multi-genre producer, experimental beat maker, and musician Flying Lotus have announced their intentions to collaborate on a joint album entitled Mask Of The North Star according to FACT magazine.
(We feel obliged to warn you however that any news gathered, released, leaked or otherwise on the April 1st runs the risk of being a cruel joke!)
Both artists have accrued legions of loyal fans and carved out respected positions in the underground. DOOM’s unconventional, inimitable flow, coupled with his distinctive and uncompromising persona and sound allows him to continues to attract new fans, whilst his esoteric knowledge and vast and playful references help him to command the respect of devout hip-hop heads and purists alike. Similarly, Flying Lotus’ trademark, effervescent beats, his sheer talent as both producer, rapper (see Captain Murphy) and musician, and his consistent involvement respected acts such as Kendrick Lamar, Mac Miller, Earl Sweatshirt, Radiohead’s Thom Yorke, and more, ensure a vast and wide appreciation and secure him and continual relevance and respect.
Some argue that originality, especially in the increasingly commercialised world of hip-hop and rap, is hard to come by – it’s hard to think of two artists better than Doom and Flylo that could put this claim to the test -we’ll have to wait and see… To tide you over we’ve compiled a list of our favourite Doom collaborations, and our favourite Flylo collaborations, as well as a previously recorded DOOM x Flylo joint. Have a listen below:
(If this does turn out to be some cleverly concocted bullshit, you can still catch Doom and Flying Lotus on May 1st at the Brixton Academy)
Masquatch – DOOM x FLYING LOTUS
Figaro – MF DOOM x MADLIB
Never Catch Me – FLYING LOTUS x KENDRICK LAMAR
Sofa King – MF DOOM x DANGER MOUSE
Between Friends – FLYING LOTUS x EARL SWEATSHIRT
Guv’nor – MF DOOM x JNEIRO JAREL
[UPDATE: Nature Sounds (previous record label of MF DOOM) doubt the authenticity of the news
Flying Lotus however, Tweets ..
[UPDATE: Cruel – but suppose the best April Fools Jokes are.. Well played FACT